BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
Members of the Odua People’s Congress in Kwara State have killed nine cows, and stolen over N6m during a clash by both groups in Kwara State, the state chapter of the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria has alleged.
Making the allegation on Saturday, Chairman of the Association, Ali Mohammed Jounwiro, appealed to the state government and security agencies to check the OPC members from taking the law into their hands.
Reacting further on Saturday to Friday’s bloody clash in Ilorin between cow dealers and members of the OPC at Kaara market in Ajasse-Ipo, in the state, the chairman also claimed that 450 cows were missing while many people were injured in the bloody clash.
He however, appealed to the Fulani cow dealers to remain calm and desist from taking the law into their hands.
However, while the state police command through the spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed four deaths, the Fulani association has reported that nine persons died in the incident.
The police spokesman disclosed that the incident occurred when a stray cow in the Kaara market damaged the side mirror of one of the 20 vehicles conveying the OPC members who were coming from Osogbo, Osun State to Kwara State.
Okasanmi confirmed that dangerous weapons including guns were used by both parties in the bloody clash.
He said policemen have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order, while normalcy had been restored for free movement of people and goods.